IRS AIR Production Cutover Schedule Released for TY 2022

Today, the IRS announced the annual AIR Production cutover schedule for the Tax Year 2022/Filing Season 2023. This shutdown will affect all Affordable Care Act (ACA) transmissions, including corrections and replacements.

AIR Production Cutover Schedule

The system shutdown for production will begin on December 5, 2022 at 7:00 am ET. The start up date and time has yet to be released. An alert will be posted regarding this on the AIR System Operational Status Page.

During the AIR production cutover, the AIR Assurance Testing System (AATS) environment will also be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance from December 5, 2022 at 9:00 am ET until December 9, 2022 at 5:00 pm ET.

If you are planning on submitting filings for 2021 or prior, then these will need to processed before December 5, 2022.


With the announcement of the AIR production cutover schedule, comes the start of the filing season. We recommend getting started on gathering your ACA data and preparing for filing in the new year to ensure that you’re finished before the deadlines.

Keeping up with compliance efforts ahead of time will help filers to avoid filing penalties and IRS letters for ACA forms. This is incredibly important now more than ever, as fine amounts and tax enforcement are increasing.

If you’re looking for more information on ACA Summary Forms 1094-B and 1094-B to determine which filing type you need to complete, download our Understanding ACA Summary Forms Guide here: 

BoomTax, The Boom Post, and its affiliates do not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal or accounting advice. You should consult your own tax, legal and accounting advisors prior to engaging in any transaction.

About Author